A New Perspective of Librarianship


What I’ve been trying to elaborate over the past many months and posts is that our profession needs a new perspective of librarianship.

A TV comedy show (of all things) sparked the following spot-on analogy. One of the new TV shows this season is “The Crazy Ones” starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michele Geller who play a father-daughter advertising team.

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In the most recent episode Dad is trying to teach Daughter an object lesson about coming up with an ad campaign for a potential client.

thinker1 Dad says; “It’s kind of like viewing a sculpture. Rodin’s “The Thinker” for example when viewed from the front is contemplating life.
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thinker2 When viewed from the back is a guy on the toilet.”
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This Blog is essentially all about questioning how we view and practice “librarianship” in the 21st Century. Some librarians are still viewing and practicing it from the front which is how it’s been viewed and practiced for centuries.

Shouldn’t we be viewing it from a different perspective, a new perspective so that we get a different understanding and new way of practicing it, a new vision, a new inspiration of what librarianship means, and what it can be in the 21st Century? ABSOLUTELY!

[Read: 21st Century Librarians Look Like: Game-changing Creativity]

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